First of all, as if you don’t know but I want to say it again! Mission Monkey is currently going on, tomorrow is Worldwide Monkey Mission Day and all of us (or most) will be posting the same post about WMMD. You can click the button in the upper corner of the blog to donate, tomorrow the posts will show what to donate to get however many entries.
Second of all fellow blogger and blogfia member Daffys is in need of love, please visit her and leave her love. She is going through a rough time.
Everyone please keep Michelle, Monkey, Daffy and her family in your thoughts. If you pray, they could use them. If you have a bank of good karma, send them some.
I was going to do a nail tutu but got distracted by vajazzling, bra shopping and other stuff.
I decided to let you ‘meet my family’..all this talk of families and love and such reminded me I do love mine even though we don’t talk often enough and I’m lost on half of what goes on with my siblings, they are kind of closed mouth a lot. This will just be my mom, dads and siblings. I have such a big family that if we branch out from that I could be here all night.
If you are nosy and are on my personal page you have seen these people, their kids and all but for those who aren’t.
First I will share younger Stephanie
I couldn’t find a picture of my mother on my computer. I know I have some of her on a disc somewhere but I’m not digging it out. I also know I have pictures of my ‘step’ dad D but I can’t find him either. My Dad D has a facebook so here is him…
I am going to include step in the description of brother and sisters ONLY because I don’t want anyone to wonder why some look like me and some don’t. They are all my brothers and sisters but these technicalities and such.
My step brother T, he is married and has 2 girls and just had a boy. He used to be really athletic, he works and my SIL runs a great daycare, she is really good at what she does from what I can tell. I don’t talk to them nearly as much as I should.
Then there is my step sister S who has 3 girls. She is working on getting her life together and figuring herself out. We have the same name and I’m six months older…we had to be called by our last names in our own house, we also had tons of classes together and shared a locker.
Next in age order is S, my oldest little brother. He has no kids yet at 23 (I know YAY him!) he recently moved in with his gf. He is vegan and over the past several years has lost 170 lbs. No I didn’t mistype…170 pounds!
Next is my step sister B who just got married after a four year engagement, she has 1 daughter, 1 son and 1 step son. She is the one who lives here and when you guys here me say ‘I’m going to my sisters’ that’s where I’m at. She works a lot and is really busy so I don’t see her nearly as much as I would like considering we live 40 minutes apart. This is a WAY outdated picture but she has gained some weight and refuses pictures now.
Then….my step sister A, she is recently single and trying to find herself. She is going through some things and she doesn’t want to talk about them and that’s fine. She has no children yet but she is amazing Aunt to S’s girls. Like…AMAZING! She wants kids someday but it will be a struggle. It’s sad for everyone because she really is great with children, very nuturing.
Next is my seester L! She is my only blood sister and she is beautiful (as are S, B and A) and she has 1 son. She lives with her bf and works. She is graduating from college soon and will walk in October. She works, takes care of the baby and goes to school. She struggles but she makes it and I’m so proud of her. (she is the one on the left, if you couldn’t tell)
Then we have my middle little brother N, he is 17 and will be a senior next year! These two…L and N…are my babies. I watched them all the time, played with them, N called me mommy for awhile, L calls me for my opinion and thoughts before our mama. They were my first kids long ago. A friend used to joke and say ‘teen parenthood sucks huh Steph’…I love them with a ridiculous fierceness. N and L are the most like me, and N lived with us for a few months…this is him and Babe. Awwww he LOVES his little nephew!
and last but not least is C! C was a suprise because Mom was told she couldn’t have any more babies and then one day she asked us how we would feel about another one. I, being the oldest and smartest said ‘but mommy you can’t have any more babies’…little did I know. He is just starting in High School and is very different from the rest of us. He is shy, quiet and inward turning. He has his funny moments but he isn’t as sarcastic as the rest of us, he’s working on it though.